Genius marketing: Metal band Trueshot is giving away a Nintendo Switch Lite if you pre-save their new single, “Paradigm”

New Hampshire natives TrueShot are no strangers to immersive, cinematic releases within their music. Formed in 2018, the band released their EP Escape in July of 2019. The EP kickstarted an active movement that eventually led to their explosive new single “Paradigm”, which drops on Friday. Mixed and mastered by Lance Prenc, Prenc has done some impressive work for the likes of bands such as  Alpha Wolf, Dealer, Polaris, and Gravemind.

The new single also features lead vocalist Aidan Holmes of metal act Dealer, and this will be the first musical experience we have heard from the band since the 2019 EP.  In authentic TrueShot fashion, “Paradigm” brings out some ferocious vocals and aggressively, atmospheric instrumental work with a poignant message as well.

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Dreaming Awake greets the new year with new song “Australians Can Tell The Future pt. II”

When it comes to experimentation within the world of metalcore, you either sink or swim with these choices to further develop a sound within a genre that is vastly growing more saturated by the day. But it seems from within the fierce and intense Arizona heat, a five piece band was created, and from musical enterprise birthed Dreaming Awake.

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Post-hardcore newcomers Chasing Hearts release debut single, “Make Me Believe”

We live in a time where there are so many ways for bands to pursue their passions in the music industry. Every band wants to find purpose and find their place in this mammoth world where over-saturation is rampant. Many musicians want to hold onto a sound that defines them as musicians, while developing older roots that defined their generation. This couldn’t be more true for Kentucky native band Chasing Hearts, who are no strangers to pursuing this dream. Though new and on the rise, this is a band that doesn’t need to search for their identity, as this debut song “Make Me Believe” confidently proves they have something interesting here.

 

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Texas progressive post-hardcore band Balsam Grove release new track, “Brace Yourself”

A three piece band from Texas, Balsam Grove is a band that wants to tell a story through adept lyricism and progressive post-hardcore sounds that emphasize technical finesse. With influences that trickle into their original instrumentals and vocal prowess such as Dance Gavin Dance, Saosin, and Underoath, it’s not hard to see such a sundry sound such as Balsam Grove gaining popularity much akin to the bands they are shaped by. The band formed in 2018 when Lee Hansen and Micheal Ermis met while studying sound recording at a community college in South Texas. The two were joined by drummer Bryan Renkes, guitarists Gavin Solis and Logan Wood, as well as producer Gigi Garcia who helped them record their debut EP.

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